|1 package of Bratwurst sausage||$2.99|
|1 onion (use only 1/2 cup)||$.99|
|1 head garlic (use only 3-4 cloves)||$.50|
|1 small head of broccoli||$1.29|
|shredded cheese, Italian or Cheddar blend||$1.99|
|shells or macaroni pasta||$.99|
|Total Cost = $8.75|
Start the water boiling for the pasta, adding a bit of oil and some salt. Cut up about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of broccoli flowerettes. Dice any stem parts and add them in as well. Set aside. Cut up precooked bratwurst into bite sized pieces (semicircles) and set aside. Dice about 1/4 onion (1/2 cup) and dice or press 3-4 cloves of garlic.
Melt about 2 Tbsp. of butter in a large saucepan on medium low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until just softened (a few minutes). Add 1/4 cup of flour and brown until golden and well mixed. Add 1/2 cup milk and stir constantly, making a sauce. Add cheese and continue stirring. You may want to add more milk, a little at a time, to reach the proper consistency. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper and thyme to taste. Add sausage into sauce to heat through, stirring often to avoid sticking.
When the water comes to a boil (which may happen while you are making the cheese sauce), add 1/2 package of pasta (8 oz.) and the broccoli. Cook pasta according to package directions (about 8 minutes) and drain. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more milk and stir smooth. Mix pasta and sauce together in a big bowl or serve individually.
That looks delicious!!!!!
Sheila in Titusville, FL
I think I am going to try this recipe.
This was an outstanding dish! It was very nice to cook something different and fun. My four year old son and my husband loved it as well. Thank you!
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